Some of our favorite celebs have slipped out of the limelight while the getting’s been good, and we’ve been sad to see them go. Many have gone on to other careers, while some have simply shifted the focus of their lives. This list countdowns the top 12 celebs who disappeared from the limelight of Hollywood and in some cases, into obscurity.
12. Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett got so fed up with stardom while in his 20s, he packed it up and moved back to Minnesota despite being offered leading roles in features like Spider-Man and Superman. “I was on the cover of every magazine. I couldn’t really go anywhere. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin. I was alone.” These days Hartnett can be found in some indie films or behind the camera, testing out a new passion.Richard Young/REX